What to expect
- Experience the second most visited tourist attraction of Seattle for yourself -- the Ballard Locks
- Allow your trusty tour guide to paddle you through the scenic Shilshole Bay
- Keep your eyes peeled for seals, sea lions, osprey, and great herons
- End your journey by lounging on the beautiful beach!
|Date||Start Time||Duration||# Spots||Price|
|Mon, Sep 23||1:30pm||3 hours||0||$65.00|
|Wed, Sep 25||1:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Fri, Sep 27||9:00am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sat, Sep 28||9:00am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sun, Sep 29||9:00am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Mon, Sep 30||1:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Thu, Oct 3||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Fri, Oct 4||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sun, Oct 6||9:30am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Thu, Oct 10||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Fri, Oct 11||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sun, Oct 13||9:30am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Thu, Oct 17||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Fri, Oct 18||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sun, Oct 20||9:30am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Thu, Oct 24||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Fri, Oct 25||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Sun, Oct 27||9:30am||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
|Thu, Oct 31||12:30pm||3 hours||10+||$65.00|
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About this Activity
Your knowledgeable tour guide will paddle you through the iconic Shilshole Bay, where you'll see an impressive array of local wildlife such as seals, sea lions, osprey, and great herons!
Then, you'll enter the historic Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks. As the 30 ton gates of the "water elevator" shut behind you, you'll look up to see other tourists watching you with envy as you gently rise to Lake Union's water level. You'll also get to see Seattle's largest mega yachts and the infamous Deadliest Catch Boats!
To end your unforgettable journey, you'll be taken back downstream to the calming Shilshole Bay Marina where you can laze around on the beach!
Note: The tour is family-friend and beginner paddlers are welcome. Snacks are included as well.
|Price||$65.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3 hours|
|Rating||17 positive reviews|
Avery W.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound September 1, 2017
Cynthia T.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound July 10, 2017
True Dat! Devon and Ana are amazing! (so sorry if I spelled names wrong), Good times to be shared or peaceful time on your own out there with your Kayak or paddle board. Thank You!
Colleen M.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound June 28, 2017
Devin made our Discovery Point excursion simply amazing, safe, and fun. He has the patience to be playful with my rambunctious 12 year old while still taking time to make a substantial connection with my 17 year old, and he has the skills to make me feel comfortable with the ins and outs of kayaking. All said, I can easily recommend Ballard Kayaks and Devin for any conceivable excursion. Great day with a great guide.
Noah H.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound June 19, 2017
Very fun and an amazing experience! Very informative, helpful, and knowledgeable staff and guides. Great instruction for first time kayakers. We saw tons of wildlife and the sights were gorgeous. Would absolutely do it again and recommend to all of my friends and family.
Dean K.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound May 30, 2017
Outstanding experience! Almost late in arriving but it was no problem. The guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Our guide made it an effort to remember everyone's name. Our guide was hilarious! Will be back very soon!
Blake M.Kayaking on the Sound Tour - 2 Hr May 24, 2017
Awesome guide, awesome experience, would recommend to any friends or family looking for a sweet outdoor activity
Shannon S.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound May 17, 2017
This was an amazing experience. We went out at 6ish pm and saw some amazing sights. They took us a little into the Sound where we saw seals, sea lions, and a blue harriot I believe it was called. The guide was funny and interesting. His safety instructions and how to guide the boat were easy to follow and simple. The view was just breathtaking. I definitely recommend these guys.
Meghan S.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound August 30, 2016
Really friendly staff and beautiful scenery for kayaking. Really enjoyed our hour on the water!
Summer D.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour July 29, 2016
Great way to start off our vacation in Seattle. The weather was perfect today (July 29) and we saw a sea lion, seals, and other wildlife. The safety intro was informative. This is awesome for beginners. They only have double kayaks which was perfect for us. It was well worth the money and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Christina J.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour July 3, 2016
We kayaked to discovery point from shilshole marina with Devin & Jay. They were awesome & knowledgeable as well S super patient with the group. We had nice sandwiches and got some nice photos. Great trip :)
Aaron M.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour July 3, 2016
My coworkers and I went on a group tour with Ballard Kayak and had a great time! I'd never been in a Kayak before but the staff were friendly and encouraging... I was paddling around easily in no time. I would totally recommend taking a trip with friends or a date.
Kayla E.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour May 21, 2016
Let me just say, AWESOME! They easily accommodated my group of ten, we saw an amazing sunset (and plenty of marine life!), and the staff made everything so easy.
The person in the back of my kayak had never done it before and can't swim (they are double kayaks) and it started off a little stressful but by the end it was a breeze. Everyone who works here is clearly skilled, and very friendly. No judgement whatsoever. They go out of their way to make the experience excellent.
The owner is also fantastic. One of the nicest and most knowledgable people I've met. He spends most of his time on the water and that lends to his expertise.
This tour is fantastic! My group will definitely be returning :)
Leah M.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour May 12, 2016
The best place in Seattle for kayak tours. High quality, well maintained gear. Funny knowledgable guides who treat you like adults - meaning they let you have fun instead of being insane about rules/technique etc but also do a good job teaching/coaching in a very natural way.
And since you're in Shilshole Bay, you have a good chance of seeing wildlife unlike paddling in other locations in the area - on any given day, you'll have the chance to see starfish, seals, sea lions, fish, birds, etc.
A great local business and must do for locals and visitors.
Melanie P.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour May 9, 2016
My team recently got together at Ballard Kayak for our annual Team Building event. Blaine was an amazing guide who did a great job showing us the wildlife. The paddle was followed by a delicious salmon bake on the beach. This place provides the full package. As the organizer this was a stress-free and painless event. They handled everything!
Jeff W.Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour August 19, 2015
The tour was awesome. The guides, Matt and Devin, were great! They were knowledgeable, safe and funny. Going through the locks was incredible, second ONLY to watching the "running" salmon jumping in and out of the water right next to our kayak!!
Thanks again guys!
Ciana R.Sunset Evening Kayaking on the Sound April 13, 2018
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Phil M.Ballard Locks Tour May 29, 2017
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